Originally Posted by pappy97 Never
seen him before? Never seen Role Models, Knocked Up, The Goods, The Hangover, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV), All About Steve (had a larger role for a change), Couples Retreat and the list goes on and on?? And you hate Big Bang Theory? Probably somewhat explains the difference in opinion (and if you've seen many of these and still claim to never have seen him, that's a whole other issue altogether but also could be related to your opinion of him).
I came in knowing the guy and loving his work. I would venture to say that most here know him from his work the last two years, making you the rare exception here (his long resume in a short time span proves that it's been difficult to NOT see him over the last two years http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421822/
). Interesting take considering you have no familiarity with him when everyone else does. He was the reason I tuned into the show, like many others who may have tuned in because of Chevy Chase or Joel McHale.
He's not a trained actor per se, just a real MD doctor turned comedian now I guess turned actor.
Originally Posted by pappy97
Not that every movie on that list is great, but if you've never seen any
of them it just means we find different things humorous. I can get that someone who has never seen Role Models, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, or The Hangover (hard for me to believe someone in the US hasn't seen one of these, but ok)
wouldn't enjoy Ken Jeong's role here. He's a *character* actor (by no means a lead actor) and he does his characters well in previous and current roles. And IMHO, he is missed when he does not appear in an ep here. We agree to disagree.
I don't have a dog in this fight, and I know it's a tad late to post but, Why the hostility here? I have NOT seen any of the films you posted either. I had not seen him before Community. I AM PROOF that someone in the USA has not seen any of those shows. So? So?
I found him off putting in his first episode as well, but find him okay in his followup appearances. His "self imposed racism" role in his first episode seemed way too over the top - NO MATTER WHO THE ACTOR WAS!!! Since then, the role has grown more and I like him just fine.
So someone did not agree with you?! So? Life goes on. I find the show itself pretty dang good and see it evolving into a great ensemble sitcom. Even Jeong who has grown on me. Why the attack comments on someone who did not like him. Everyone has a right to their opinion. Even you!